Everything You Need to Know About Buying an Aprilaire 213 Filter

Air filters for your air conditioner, heat pump or furnace purify the air before it is blown into the vents that distribute it to your home's living spaces. These filters are also designed to keep debris out of the heating or cooling system. There are many features, sizes, and types of Aprilaire 213 filters to choose from on eBay.

What does the MERV rating of the air filter mean?

The MERV rating stands for minimum efficiency reported value. It refers to how small of a particle the filter can capture on the media and stop circulating in the air of your home. The higher the rated value, the smaller the particles it can capture. MERV ratings range from 1 to 16. A higher minimum efficiency reported value may reduce air flow through your home, so it is important to refer to your owner's manual to match the recommended rating for the equipment.

What are the functions of these air filters?

These air filters offer multiple functions, including:

  • Dust removal: They remove particles of dust, keeping the air conditioner or heating system cleaner and the heated or cooled air cleaner.
  • Airborne allergens removal: The filters may remove pollen, pet dander, and dust mites.
  • Fungi removal: The filters may remove mold and mold spores from the air.
  • Filtration: The filters can also remove textile fibers, hairs, bacteria, and tobacco smoke.
What are the conditions and types of these air filters?

These air cleaner filters are available in the following types and conditions:

  • Upgrade kit: This includes the framing for the filtration media.
  • Filtration media only: This is the folded material that captures the particulates from the air.
  • Complete unit: This includes a filter and frame.
  • New: These are available in one to eight packs.
  • Used: This includes manufacturer's refurbished and used products.
How do you choose an air filter for your home?

When shopping for air cleaner filters on eBay, you might consider their:

  • Size: Make sure the filter has the correct depth, width, and thickness will fit into your air conditioner, heat pump, or air handler.
  • Type: Choose an upgrade kit, frame, or replacement filter media.
  • Condition: There are new and used air cleaner filters and kits available on eBay.
  • Price: There are many price points for these Aprilaire products on eBay.
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